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In my learning of Chinese, I am exploring two related sentences: the first is the simple statement Each file in this folder is the latest version

里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新的版本   

Or perhaps, one should or could leave out the translation for the word version and simply write: 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新

In English, one can use the word “copy” instead of “version” Thus, could one write the above as: 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新的 抄件

the next question is making the imperative: please make sure that each file in this folder is the latest version

你 保证 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新

Just because I learned it, I like the “check” verb. 你 检查 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新 你 核实 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新 你 查证 里 这个 文件夹 的 文件部 最新

Of course, this post would not be complete without including the result of Google Translate (which I looked at after I worked on this myself)!

该文件夹中的每个文件都是当前版本

确保该文件夹中的每个文件都是当前版本

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You translated "In this folder" to "里(inside) 这个文件夹(this folder)" showing that you don't know one major difference between English and Chinese grammar when it comes to preposition

The prepositions "in/ on/ at ..." in English are placed before the noun, but in Chinese, the preposition is placed chiefly after the noun

Example:

  • [in] the folder = (在)文件夾[] --> 文件夾[]

  • [on] the table = (在)枱[] --> 枱[]

  • [at] the party = (在)派對[]--> 派對[]

The files [inside/ in] this folder

[里] 这个 文件夹 的 文件 (X)

这个 文件夹 [里] 的 文件 (O)

You missed the verb "are" in your translation

这个 文件夹 里 的 文件 最新的版本 (the files in this folder the newest version) (X)

这个 文件夹 里 的 文件部 [是] 最新的版本 (the files in this folder [are] the newest version) (O)

Check (to see) = 确認

[确認] 这个 文件夹 里 的 文件 是 最新的版本 = [check to confirm] the files in this folder are the latest version

Another way to say the same thing:

[看看] 这个 文件夹 里 的 文件 [是否] 最新的版本 = [see] The files in this folder [ is or isn't] the latest version

Replace "check"(确認) with "see"(看看) to make it more conversational; write [是否](is or isn't) instead of 是 to emphasize uncertainty.

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Do you mean use a programme to check the meta-data? Or how will you check?

You can express what you want like this:

Each file in this folder is the latest version.
此文件夹中的每个文件都是最新版本。

Please make sure that each file in this folder is the latest version.
请确保这个文件夹里的每个文件都是最新版本。

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